Our expert says:
Dear Mary Ann
You will probably lose weight on this minimalistic and rather unbalanced diet, but you won't easily build lean muscle because your diet does not contain sufficient energy or carbohydrates to sustain an exercise programme (this is why you feel so tired). You actually need to add more carbs so that you can do exercise that builds muscles. Keep in mind that all the top athletes obtain up to 70% of their daily energy from carbs. In addition, carbs are what is called "protein sparing" so they promote lean muscle development. Click on 'Fitness' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition' and read the articles on 'Diets for Sportsmen and women", esp the ones on carbohydrates, on protein and on carbo-loading.
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